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The End of the CIO?
Upon reading his own obituary, Mark Twain was said to have uttered his now famous retort: "the rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated." Today’s CIO might be forgiven for hearing similar whispers. According to a recent survey conducted by UK IT consulting firm Getronics...
28 May 2012
The Hybrid CIO-CFO
Over the past few years, we’ve noticed that a number of customers have redefined traditional roles and reporting structures as they update their IT organizations to meet the demands of today’s financially oriented business environment. In some cases, cross functional roles like the “CFO...
22 Feb 2012
What IT Really Wants: Relevancy
What do IT organizations want most? Could it be the latest technology? Better training? A bigger budget? The answer may surprise you. According to a new study from InformationWeek , the one thing IT organizations want most is more engagement and support from business leaders and colleagues...
24 Aug 2011
Who Holds the IT Pursestrings?
If IT is to truly embrace the mandate of running like a business, that means IT leaders must update their approach and implement strategies to make the business management of technology pervasive across the enterprise. And what wil be the consequences if they don’t? These days, IT has become...
19 Aug 2011
Rethinking IT Strategic Planning
How often do you review your IT strategies? If you’re like most CIOs, you’ve probably fallen into a pattern of the (often dreaded) annual strategy review, a yearly evaluation timed to coincide with the (even more dreaded) annual IT budget negotiations. But, is this 12-month cycle...
27 Jul 2011
Is IT a Service Provider or Strategic Partner to Business?
In Susan Cramm’s latest post on Harvard Business blog, she describes the need for IT to think of themselves as strategic partners with business leaders in order to improve business efficiency, work together on strategic planning, shift key IT decisions to business leaders and sit at the executive...
29 Apr 2009
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